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Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary - Iain H Leach

If you live in the region and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you automatically become a member of the North Wales Branch.

You can submit any butterfly sightings by downloading the free iRecord app to your smartphone. Records that come in via this app can be viewed online at iRecord and are forwarded to the North Wales County Recorder at the end of the year.

Updated guidance for butterfly and moth recorders relating to Coronavirus Covid-19 24/03/2020

The UK Government delivered a very strong and clear message on 23rd March 2020 with their updated guidance:

• The single most important action we can all take, in fighting coronavirus, is to stay at home in order to protect the NHS and save lives.

Bearing this in mind, Butterfly Conservation strongly advises that you adhere to the message from the government, and therefore only record butterflies and moths in your gardens. Please do not make any journeys away from your home in order to undertake recording activities, these would be considered as non-essential at the present time.

We will continue to monitor this situation closely and will produce revised guidance when the time is right. Please check for any updates at www.butterfly-conservation.org.

We recommend that you continue to follow the UK Government’s response to the situation at https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus .

If you have any doubts or queries regarding this advice, please feel free to contact the recording team at @email

Downloads:

Butterflies of Montgomeryshire January 2021 by Douglas Boyes
BC North Wales Newsletter 2020

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News

  • Big Butterfly Count 2021 sees lowest ever number of butterflies recorded

    Wildlife charity warns that we must act now if we are to save the UK’s butterflies and moths for future generations.

  • Tribute to Douglas Boyes

    We at Butterfly Conservation, Newcastle University and the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology were shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the recent sudden loss of Douglas Boyes. A supremely talented, enthusiastic and dedicated young scientist he was also a kind and generous colleague to those he worked with, and a young man who had already achieved so much in his career and life to date.

  • Butterfly Conservation’s Craft Club is Back

    Our craft club returns on January 20th 2022 and this time you can felt your own Red Admiral butterfly.
    Suitable for complete beginners as well as more experienced crafters, you’ll receive all the materials you need to take part.

  • Call to landowners to help save threatened West Wales butterfly

    The threatened Brown Hairstreak butterfly’s range in South-west Wales has more than halved in the last decade, a new study by Butterfly Conservation South Wales Branch reveals. 

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Butterfly Conservation relies on the support of thousands of volunteers, and we are always looking for more help inside the office and out in the field. Whether you want to volunteer at a local branch, get outside and help manage our nature reserves, or help with one of our events, we have something for everyone to get involved in! Your time can make a real difference.

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    Ilija Vukomanovic
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    Julian Thompson
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    Bob Lee
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    Mark Sheridan
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    Ian Gorton